Olympic Scams Postponed Means Rise in Phishing & Ticket Refund Scams

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been postponed until next summer 2021. However, scammers will not postpone their attempts to target consumers through a series of tactics, including ticket refund scams. People…

Home Service Upgrade Scam

Be on the lookout for repairmen or sales reps that say they can upgrade your service. It is probably part of a popular home service upgrade scam. Who Is It Targeting: Homeowners, renters What Is It: Bait-and-switch scam that signs you…

Account Confirmation Scam

Confirming your account can hand your login credentials over to a scammer. Who Is It Targeting: Email users What Is It: Phishing scam that targets users with fake confirmation messages What Are They After: A popular type of scam involves…

Delta Finance Loans

Individuals who are actively looking for loans online are reporting phone calls from scammers who are claiming that they will provide the target with a loan for an advice fee. This is all part of a Delta Finance loan scam. Who Is It Targeting:…
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Is This a Census Scam?

Did you get a letter in the mail about the census? The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) has seen a rise in our contact center through calls and LiveChat messages recently about a letter from the U.S. Census that people have been getting…

Be on the Lookout for a Grandparent Scam

Grandparent scams are nothing new, but there are certain times of year—like spring break—when they can ramp up as students head out of town on spring break. Who Is It Targeting: Phone users What Is It: A grandparent scam is a phishing…